Before coming to Dallas, Hall spent more than two decades with the Detroit Police Department, where she rose to the position of deputy chief, according to NBCDFW.com.Reacting to the news of her appointment at the time, Hall said she hoped to forge closer ties between the police department and the people of Dallas:
I am honored to be chosen to lead the Dallas Police Department at this critical time in its history. I look forward to building on the successes of the past, preserving community trust, and ensuring the safety of our officers
In her time as Deputy Police Chief in Detroit, Hall worked to achieve a double-digit reduction in violent crime rates with the city recording a 40-year low in homicides.
A graduate of Grambling State University, where she studied criminal justice, Hall later earned a Master’s degree in Security Administration and Intelligence Analysis from the University of Detroit Mercy.
She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Hall, whose Father was a Detroit police officer murdered in the line of duty, says she hopes to find some closure in her new role, describing her appointment as finishing what her father started.
She is expected to begin work in Dallas on September 5th.